Motivation

All Endings are Merely Beginnings.

Well unfortunately the boys tennis team was unable to persuade the school to give them one more year to finish their college tennis career.  No real surprise but I was so proud of their valiant effort and mature, dignified response to the situation. The team demanded a meeting with the athletic director and were granted […]

Keeping Quiet: Always a mothers challenge!

“Hey mom can you take me to the court and feed balls for me?” Are you kidding me?  Did my son actually ask me to go on the court with him to help him practice?    Not that long ago he would have thought it the most embarrassing and useless activity in the world to have […]

Dream On!

All eyes are glued to the television.  The days, and unfortunately the nights, are spent watching the first big tournament of the year.  The Australian Open is always the favorite in our household, it marks the beginning of the season and warms the cold January evenings with the hopes for the upcoming tennis season.  My […]

Unexpected Benefits

Once again I find myself amazed at the benefits my son receives from being a tennis player.  As a parent we should never forget how many extra opportunities are given to our children simply because they are a tennis player.  When you get discouraged because of lack of progress in their game, poor performance in […]

Be Inspired

Hi Five for the Tweener

Tennis outfit $50, tennis racket $225, tennis lesson $65, learning how to hit a tweener…priceless. Why should you dedicate an entire tennis lesson to the “tweener”?  Because it’s fun! Qualifiers are just around the corner.  Everyone is anxiously trying to get those last few points on their rankings to get the higher seeding and better […]

It’s In Their Blood

It’s the end of the school year and final exams are just a few days away.  The last-minute assignments, AP exams, College Credit Exams, are all piling up not to mention that he would like to occasionally practice  tennis.  I can hear the stress in my son’s voice every time I talk to him.  Late nights, […]